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Darikwa Handed Jersey Number At Wigan

New Wigan Athletic recruit Tendayi Darikwa will wear jersey number two for the ongoing 2020/2021 season.

New Wigan Athletic recruit Tendayi Darikwa will wear jersey number two for the ongoing 2020/2021 season.

Wigan supporters are excited about the arrival of Darikwa from Skybet Championship side Nottingham Forest, with many wondering what shirt number the 29-year-old will be given.

In their announcement welcoming the former Tricky Trees, the club, at first, did not reveal which number he would wear on the back of his jersey, although this now seems to have been revealed.

According to local publication Wigan Post, Darikwa will wear the Number 2 jersey having joined the club on a short term deal.

Upon his arrival, Darikwa stated he is ready to make an impression at the League One outfit.

I’m delighted, it’s happened quite quickly,” Darikwa told reporters.“I’m a Wigan Athletic player and I’m delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get started.

“I’ve not played too much football in the last 18 months after a bad injury. But I’m fit again and I can’t wait to get on the pitch and start playing competitive games again.

“I hope to help the team as quickly as possible. I’ve looked at the league table, of course, we are in a tough position at the moment in the league.

“I think we have enough quality to get out of it. I want to come in and help the lads and hopefully move up the league.

“I’m fit and have been training with the first team at Forest since I came back from my injury and I haven’t missed a session. I’ve played a few international games as well [for Zimbabwe] and I came through them very well.

“It’s important now to play some competitive games at first-team level, help the lads and hopefully get some wins as quickly as possible.”

The other Africans in Wigan squad include are Nigerian duo of Viv Solomon-Otabor and Emeka Obi plus DR Congo’s Divin Baningime.

Darikwa featured twice for Zimbabwe in their African Cup of Nations qualification campaign in November and has maintained his match fitness with Forest’s Under-23 side.

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